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South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum
Ranked #13 of 109 things to do in Columbia
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Columbia, South Carolina
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Small but mighty!”
Reviewed 3 September 2014

The South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum is located inside the South Carolina State Museum.

It is a little confusing but it also makes it very simple to do both museums in one day. You can buy a combo ticket for both attractions which saves a little bit of money on admission.

And it is definitely worth the investment time and money.

Although the museum is on the smallish side, it is mighty!

The stories behind the exhibits are amazing. And very personal as they seek to tell the story of young men from South Carolina who fought in the Civil War.

There were staff members walking around to answer questions or share even more information.

Be prepared for a lot of reading!

Young children or older kids who struggle with reading would not enjoy this museum as the displays would probably lose a lot without reading the intricate and detailed stories behind them.

However, for anyone who loves history or anything related to military, this is a must see!

Visited June 2014
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Savannah, Georgia
Level 6 Contributor
180 reviews
76 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“A Brush With History”
Reviewed 24 August 2014

This is located in the same building as the South Carolina Museum, but admission to them is separate. However, I was there on the first Sunday of the month, so I paid two dollars total to see both. Not bad. This attraction was far less crowded than its neighbor, and with its vaulted ceilings and slightly dim lights, it almost had a creepy vibe. There were all sorts of interesting artifacts and I had a great time reading about South Carolina citizens who tied into the Civil War. Easily worth seeing during a Columbia visit.

Visited November 2013
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“I visit from California. ”
Reviewed 13 August 2014 via mobile

Very friendly staff and free to enter plus very educational too. I enjoy pictures and artifacts. And clean nice areas to visits.

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Columbia, South Carolina
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“A lot of history all in one place”
Reviewed 22 July 2014

We took a family friend to the Relic Room. Our friend is a war buff and educated us as much as the museum did. He gave high praise to the displays and artifacts. I learned a lot and enjoyed the visit. Even with reading, it took us about 1-2hrs to get through. My younger children were just about done with their patience when the adults finished. There are no interactive displays. Everything is in cases with plaques to read. Great collection and a great place for war history fans.

Visited March 2014
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Milton, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Well done.”
Reviewed 20 June 2014

Spoke with registrar. The folks who work here take history seriously and know how to covey to the public the importance of South Carolinas contribution to the Civil War.

Visited June 2014
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